Charles Allis Art Museum19 Votes Currently Closed
Showcasing the house of the Allis family while still maintaining their original furnishing, art and artefacts and decor, the Charles Allis Art Museum is one of the few museums where time stands still. Charles and his wife Sarah played an important role in Milwaukee history and were a powerful family with great taste in art. After their death, their exquisite collection is displayed here along with their whole house.
- The Marble Hall which showcases a bowl with 3,000 butterflies, a vase of 1,000 faces and a number of examples of fine cloisonne.
- The French Parlor with its fine French influence seen in the room’s art.
- The Margaret Rahill Great Hall which showcases some of the best of 19th century paintings by renowned artists.
Charles Allis Art Museum Travel Tips
- Group tours available seven days/week with advance reservation.
Entrance Ticket Details For Charles Allis Art Museum
- Adults: $7
- Seniors (62+), Military and students: $5
- Free for Members and children aged 12 and under.
- Self guided tour maps are included with price of admission.
- For group tour prices and special combo ticket prices, visit the official website.
How to Reach Charles Allis Art Museum
- By Bus: At Prospect & Royall #4363
- By Taxi
- By Car/Bike
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3.58% of people who visit Milwaukee include Charles Allis Art Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
95% of people start their Charles Allis Art Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
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Charles Allis Art Museum Reviews & Ratings
The Charles Allis Art Museum is so beautiful. We chose to have our wedding, and we loved it for its uniqueness. My only complaint is the events coordinator, Megan, is not very good. She was unresponsive to many emails and seemed disorganized. At our final walkthrough just weeks before the wedding with my caterer and wedding, Megan took absolutely no notes. She also was not present at the wedding. Luckily her staff really stepped up, and our wedding was perfect. I would definitely recommend as a wedding venue but do expect to work a little harder and some frustration in working with Megan.
What an amazing family to donate their home and art work. Such a beautiful home with excellent craftsmanship! Highly recommend seeing if you love art, history and architecture.
Don't get me wrong, the mansion and every piece in it is amazing! Unfortunately, found that staff is not so knowledgeable about what this place has...this post is for the curating team and communications management team. First off, I had no idea this place had objects that were affiliated to the Milwaukee Art Museum until I asked. I have traveled quite a bit and was in complete and utter shock to see mind blowing pieces just sitting behind other pieces or tucked in a corner with no record or information about them in any written manner for the visitors. For this reason I would say that the curating and the archival team if the museum has any...are sleeping. My recommendation to them is please research your items and share the information with the people! Marketing is bad too, I felt like so many more Milwaukee citizens should know what their city has to offer! Many of these pieces are from other countries and if they were at their place of origin, I know they would be exhibited a lot better. Please make justice to what you have! The showcasing and lack of information is just saddening! Apparently, the same staff manages the Villa Terrace in front of the lake... I suppose both places and pieces within themselves are so beautiful that the people feel satisfied when leaving. The information-giving needs to be stepped up but first history needs to be known by staff before passed on to us explaining the absence of it. I found interesting facts online about the pieces myself....not being written in a booklet of theirs or their website. I'm just guessing staff is under-qualified.
Once a month they offer a free day at the Charles Allis Art Museum! It was smaller than expected and many rooms have been closed off or transitioned to new art instead of the original pieces that were in the home. It is not really a good place to take young kids but is a nice place to experience a little art, history and culture with an older group of children or adult friends.
Lovely place for a wedding reception!